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EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun skips NYSC, forges certificate
The minister risks prosecution for violating the NYSC Act, and for forgery.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s govt detained Nigerian journalist for two years without trial
The newspaper publisher has been in the custody of the State Security Service without trial since July 2016
INVESTIGATION: How Lagos lawmakers abandon multimillion naira constituency projects despite funding
Health centres, low cost housing and other projects are left uncompleted despite federal funding.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power programme is transforming lives, improving education
Investigation in three different states show the main challenge is apprehension by beneficiaries of ‘what next after N-Power.”
EXCLUSIVE: Seychelles begins probe of Saraki, wife, for alleged money laundering
The Senate President is also under scrutiny on multiple fronts in Nigeria
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigeria loses trillions of Naira to deep offshore oil explorations
Other countries make billions of dollars from similar deep offshore wells.
SPECIAL REPORT: Despite successes, payment hitches, insufficient cooks, others slow Buhari’s school feeding programme
The programme is widely praised, but there are complaints across some states.
INVESTIGATION: Collapse of Public Schools: Inside the first-class schools children of Akwa Ibom elite attend
These exotic schools are in sharp contrast with the ramshackle schools children of the majority poor attend.
SPECIAL REPORT: Fraud allegations, unremitted loans, crop failure, other anomalies dog Nigerian govt’s “rice revolution”
From Kebbi to Kaduna and Ekiti, similar tales dog government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme and plans for self-sufficiency in rice production.
INVESTIGATION: Despite Shortage of Schools In State, Akwa Ibom Abandons Top Multi-Billion Naira College
Herdsmen and squatters have since taken residence in the expansive college.
INVESTIGATION: Dehumanised and demoralised, unpaid teachers dying in Akwa Ibom
In this oil-rich state, one teacher teaches mathematics to at least 965 students.
INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian generals clashed over billions meant for military equipment
This details the war of attrition between top Nigerian defence officials as they battle each other for stealable billions.
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities where pregnant women abandon health centres for herbalist, birth attendant
The health centres lack sufficient personnel and equipment while residents express trust in the herbalist.
EXCLUSIVE: Buhari terminates $195 million ‘Israeli’ security contract promoted by Amaechi
The deal, midwived by transport minister, is ending over allegations of fraud.
INVESTIGATION: Inside The Akwa Ibom Top Science College Where Students Are Raised In Squalour, “Like Animals”
Alumni say with its present state of decay, they can’t recommend what used to be one of the most coveted schools in Akwa Ibom to any prospective student or parent.
EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria in big trouble as N2.7 trillion fine threatens collapse of economy
Experts say the development might wreck the Nigerian economy and plunge country into more devastating recession.
INVESTIGATION: Learning In Tears: Inside the massive decay in public schools in oil-rich Akwa Ibom
A moving story of how corruption, planlessness and official neglect led to the collapse of public education in one of Nigeria’s richest states.
#WestAfricaLeaks: Dantata’s MRS, Chevron billion dollar deal raises tax avoidance concern
The end result of the transaction was a Nigerian entity acquiring another Nigerian company via two shell companies in-between.
INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s elusive K38 boats and the stolen billions
This is another excursion into Nigeria’s dirty, corrupt world of security contracting.
INVESTIGATION: Inside a Multi-Million Dollar ‘Defence Contract Fraud’: Suspects arrested in Israel as Nigeria fails to act
Experts believe the Shaldag contract is one of the deals that paved the way for a regime of kleptocracy in the Nigerian defence sector.
INVESTIGATION: When Generals Turn Bandits: Inside the massive corruption in Nigeria’s security contracting
Nigerian military chiefs, politicians, and contractors are believed to have stolen more than N3.1 trillion through arms security contracts.
SPECIAL REPORT: How visa processing firm, VFS Global, ‘extorts’, ‘mistreats’ Nigerians
Complaints, allegations of exorbitant service charges trailing visa processing company.
INVESTIGATION: Lawmakers, contractors, supervising agencies culpable as abandoned, poorly executed projects litter Oyo (2)
Residents of various Oyo State communities continue to suffer despite release of millions for essential projects.
INVESTIGATION: Oyo residents suffer as multi-million naira projects abandoned, poorly executed (1)
Hundreds of millions of naira have been spent on projects largely abandoned in various communities in Oyo State.
SPECIAL REPORT: Oily Water: How residents of Lagos community battle polluted environment
A PREMIUM TIMES reporter investigates the hazards faced by a Lagos community after a fuel leakage.